With the easing stage four restrictions and the warm sunny weather, weekend calls for extra time to walk around the park or an extra mile for your morning cuppa. If those aren’t your thing, you can also enjoy this weekend line-up straight from your couch, bed, or your secret home chamber.
TAC Split Second Competition
If you’re Victoria’s aspiring young filmmakers, don’t miss the chance to join the Split Second competition. Hosted by the Transport Accident Commission (TAC), the third annual statewide competition is calling all Victorian filmmakers aged 18 to 25 to develop their 45-second film idea highlighting the importance of careful driving and minimizing distractions while on the road. Partnering up with Village Cinemas, the winning submission will be featured during Village Cinemas screenings across Victoria. You’ll also receive a $5,000 prize money alongside a $50,000 production budget with the help of Airbag—award-winning production company—and Australian actor and Logie winner, Firass Durani. Submission will close next Wednesday 23 September.
More information here.
Tokyo Tina’s Bingo Academy
We love a boozy game night and thanks to Tokyo Tina’s Bingo Academy, we can have just that. Kicking off this Sunday 20 September, brush up your long-overdue bingo lingo live from Instagram. Order your bingo kit for $150 from Tokyo Tina’s click and collect to get your hands on Tokyo Tina’s bingo-special dishes, bingo cards and pens, an Instagram Live login details and many more. Hosted by Valerie Hex, this one-hour number-matching game is available for booking via Providoor.
London Topaz: Virtual Stream
Light up your weekend with London Topaz’s special one-off headline stream from the Avalon Airport Hangar. In collaboration with Untitled Group’s dope lighting and production, catch him performing his signature tracks with a touch of deep melodic sounds this Saturday 19 September at 8pm on his Facebook page.
Edgar’s Mission: Chicken Village
Get excited because this weekend you’ll get the chance to virtually tour around the colourful chicken village of Edgar’s Mission animal sanctuary. This Saturday 19 September at 2pm, tune in here to meet Amelia Eggheart, Grey Beard and other 77 rescue hens and roosters in their 153 acres farmland.
ACMI Watches: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Get your popcorn ready and tune in to ACMI Watches’ recommendation this week because the cult classic Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure is back. Teleport back to 1989 and join Bill and Ted on their time-travelling mission to save their band and pass their history test. Hosted by award-winning author and journalist, Maria Lewis, catch the adventurous screening this Friday 18 September at 7pm.
More information here
While museum tours are either cancelled or on pause, Subspace is here to create an at-home museum experience. Featuring three contemporary Melbourne artists Daniel Jenatsch, Jordan Halsall and Trent Crawford, the new digital museum is inviting you to explore how digitisation affects our feelings, perceptions and hearing. Launched last Thursday 10 September, Subspace will be available for public viewing until 30 November.
Drumpling’s Drunken Dumpling Range
Known for its creative touch on dumplings, Drumplings is set to blow your mind once again with its Drunken Drumpling range. Treat your weekends right with a basket of Bourbon BBQ Pork Drumpling infused with liquid alcohol gold for $29.95. You can also include them on an ultimate bundle alongside Drumpling’s best-selling flavours. Available for pick up if you live within 5km or delivery within a 30km radius from the store.
Naked Wine $100 Voucher
If you need to top up your stash or you're planning a dinner party, happy hour or Sunday sesh at home this weekend, take $100 off your next booze delivery thanks to our friends at Naked Wines. These guys have oodles of tasty vino on offer, from some of the best established and up and coming wine producers in Aus. Jump over here for more details and learn how you can claim your voucher.
Queer Screen Film Fest
Get cosy this weekend because the Queer Screen Film Fest is back. Kicking off this Thursday 17 September, the annual film festival is going largely virtual this year, which means you can now enjoy the screen celebration at the comfort of your couch. Featuring over 40 films, documentaries and shorts, ticket sales start from $12 for a single pass and $99 for an online all-in pass.
Get your tickets here.
NGV’s Online Channel
Release your inner-museum geek with NGV’s Online Channel. Catch their Watch playlist where you can join NGV's in-house curators and their perspectives on a wide range of arts, including Margaret Worth’s Fragment 9 as well as Korean Art and Culture collection. This playlist is available to stream via NGV’s website or YouTube channel.
If videos aren’t for you, you can also check out NGV's collections via the virtual self-guided tour.
Check out everything else happening during the lockdown here.